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Modern Mythology: “Ancient” Chinese Gender Charts

Numerology makes its way into modern mythology in so many ways that you almost don’t even see it anymore until you start looking. Mathemagical claims are in everything from personality tests to weird coincidences to Ancient Chinese Gender Charts.

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Modern Mythology: Suicidal Lemmings

The idea of lemmings mindlessly following each other off a cliff is so ingrained in modern mythology that lemmings are an analogy for anyone following a group mindlessly. But do lemmings actually commit mass suicide?

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Science Sunday: Battle Monkeys!

OK, so this post doesn’t really have anything to do with battle monkeys except in the loosest sense, as Hank Green from Crash Course explains in yet another kick-ass video explaining science concepts. The discussion in this video is about evolutionary development, including the basics of regulatory genes, hox genes, …


Teen Skepchick Interviews: Shree Bose

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything. At the first ever Google Global Science Fair, Shree Bose of Forth Worth, Texas, not only won the 17- to 18-year-old category, she won …

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Moms Say the Darndest Things

Wait thirty minutes after eating before you swim or you’ll get stomach cramps and drown. Don’t read in low light or you’ll ruin your eyes. Eat your carrots! They’ll improve your vision. Feed a cold; starve a fever. Once you start shaving, the hair will just grow back darker and …


Best Mother’s Day Song EVER

I can’t even begin to explain how much awesome is packed into this song. The biology, the beautiful ode, having his supercool alter ego (as evidenced by the sweet sunglasses) sing harmony.


Sorry, Wrong Number

I was going to write a simple post on numerology, but the more I looked into it, the more the topic expanded in multiple directions, from I Ching to Kabbalah, coincidences (which I wrote about here) to the equivalent of a horoscope or a personality test (which are kind of …

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Teen Skepchick Interviews: Sadiqah, Part 3

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists, skeptics, and feminists about life, the universe, and everything. This is part 3 of my interview with Sadiqah, a formerly devout Muslim woman who began questioning Islam while living in a Muslim …